Feb 15, 2013 3:00am PST
if you looked at cnn yesterday afternoon, the killing in syria, it came to an end. >> it did. >> yesterday on capitol hill, republicans and democrats hugged. the whole idea of an historic hold on the secretary of defense, they said, you know what? let's put this to the side because of this cruise ship debacle. i mean, mika, all of the things we worry about -- the national debt clock stopped. >> basically the world stopped. >> we don't have to worry. paul krugman's right. we don't have to worry anymore because cnn tells us that this cruise ship was the only story that mattered yesterday for 24 hours. >> that's right. >> and you know what? makes me feel pretty good about the state of the world. >> and i'm glad they're home. >> that nothing is happening to that degree that they can do that. i think that's very exciting for all of us. i'm very pleased. >> it's very good when the world stops to be told that. >> perspective it be reassuring. >> it's all relative. that's true. >> it's all relative. syria, come on. people are dying. middle east peace breaking up. that doesn't matter.
Feb 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
to mobile, alabama. stay with cnn throughout the night for continuing coverage of this dramatic and important story. >> a busy night ahead. that's for sure. >> "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. . >>> "outfront" next, we're in mobile, alabama, tonight, where the disabled cruise ship, the "triumph," is set to dock. more than 4,000 people have been stranded at sea for five days on the ship, and tonight, we're going to hear from the passengers, we're going to bring you updates on the horrible conditions that some of them have faced on board. we have finally come to the last act of this drama. let's go "outfront." >>> and good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. and "outfront" tonight, in mobile, alabama, we are waiting for more than 4,000 people to arrive, after being stranded on a carnival cruise ship that lost power after an engine fire on sunday. 3,142 passengers and 1,086 crew members have been stuck on the "carnival triumph" for five day. they've had no hot water, they've had limited food, they've had few working toilets. here is the latest. at this moment, we understa
Feb 15, 2013 6:00am EST
last night, i was watching some of the interviews on cnn. actually, the pass ekers reaction was far more favorable than i thought it would be. >> and ericsson went on and boarded the ship. >> though, i don't think he did. it would have been nice if they did for some of the passengers pb but the question for a lot of people, if you've got 4,000 people trapped on a ship, at what point do you let them off if they want to get off? is there a habeas corpus here is that the call in the military? >> but i mean, from other people we've heard, too, that that is a pretty difficult undertaking to get them off. >> you're left liable as a company if you ensure their safety and keep them on the ship than trying something tricky at sea. >> you have 4,000 on the ship, why do you want 4001? he's just going to be in line for the bathroom. >> it's a technical position. it's how you deal with the technical position. >> and the offshoring of the authorization, the fact that it is a few market in the minute, the fact that it is a flag carrier in the bahamas complicates it. because you did offshore wpp's